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  • Diego Costa back for Chelsea as Jose Mourinho urges Spain caution 55 minutes ago

    London: Chelsea's leading scorer Diego Costa is fit for Saturday's London derby at home to Queens Park Rangers, but Spain need to look after him in the next international break, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday. Mourinho did nothing to diffuse tension between the club and Spain's coach Vicente Del Bosque,...
  • Manchester City's Silva ruled out for up to a month with knee injury 1 hour 1 minutes ago

    Manchester City midfielder David Silva has been ruled out for nearly a month after sustaining a knee injury, his manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday. The Spanish playmaker was withdrawn after suffering the injury only nine minutes into City's shock 2-0 home defeat to Newcastle United in the League Cup on...
  • ISL: Antonio Lopez Habas did not attack Pires, says AIFF General Secretary 1 hour 11 minutes ago

    Kolkata: All India Football Federation General Secretary Kushal Das on Friday said that there was no evidence of Atletico de Kolkata head coach Antonio Lopez Habas attacking FC Goa star player Robert Pires during an Indian Super League match in Margao. FC Goa coach Zico had alleged that former France international...
  • Too many foreigners not good for ISL: Zico 1 hour 50 minutes ago

    Goa: Too many foreigners in the starting 11 won't help Indian Super League's (ISL) cause of developing football in the country, said Brazilian legend and FC Goa coach Zico. Zico said the inaugural edition of the ISL is stipulated to have a minimum of five Indians on the field during a...
  • ISL ban on Lopez Habas reduced to 2 games; no change on Pires, Fikru 2 hours 1 minutes ago

    New Delhi: All India Football Federation on Friday reduced the four-match suspension handed on Atletico de Kolkata head coach Antonio Lopez Habas to two games after an appeal hearing pertaining to the breach of disciplinary code during the ongoing Indian Super League. The two-match bans on players Robert Pires (FC Goa)...
  • Arsenal can still win Premier League, says Arsene Wenger 2 hours 21 minutes ago

    London: Arsenal are still in contention for the Premier League title and it is too soon to say that leaders Chelsea can go through the season undefeated, manager Arsene Wenger told a news conference on Friday. Wenger's so-called "Invincibles" team achieved that feat over 38 league games in 2003-04, but he...
  • India-centric CTL won't clash with IPTL: Vijay Amritraj 5 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The inaugural Champions Tennis League (CTL) from Nov 17-26 to be played across six cities in India won't have any clash of interests with the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), though, both will have franchises based out of New Delhi, former Indian tennis star and CTL promoter Vijay...
  • Up to Liverpool to offer new contract: Steven Gerrard 5 hours 56 minutes ago

    Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says he could be forced to play for a different team next season if the club doesn't offer him a new contract when his current deal expires in May. Speaking to The Daily Mail in England, Gerrard says "I will play beyond this season" and that "we...
  • Ajay Devgan is co-owner of Delhi Dreams in Champions Tennis League 6 hours 46 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan along with businessman Sanjeev Kassal were on Friday revealed as owners of the Delhi franchisee of the Champions Tennis League (CTL) even as Cyprus star Marcos Baghdatis replaced Philipp Kohlschreiber in the Pune team. The 'Delhi Dream' was launched in the presence of Vijay Amritraj,...
  • We have the best support in terms of fan base: NorthEast United FC coach 6 hours 54 minutes ago

    NorthEast United FC manager Ricki Herbert has praised his team for their good start to the inaugural season of Indian Super League (ISL) - describing the team from the north-east part of India as the 'team for the neutrals' and having the best support in terms of fan base. The franchise...
  • Indian Super League: the early title contenders 12 hours 47 minutes ago

    The ISL is well underway now and the competition seems to have struck a chord with people all over the country. People are now regularly checking out the goals scored and contemplating the league table, making calculations over as to how their favorite team can claim the prize. So who is...
  • ISL: Kerala Blasters beat FC Pune City to register their first win 22 hours 21 minutes ago

    Pune's marquee player David Trezeguet put his team ahead early in the first half and substitute Penn Orji scored the winning goal for the away team. ...
  • Sabeeth, Orji script Kerala Blasters' first ISL victory Yesterday

    Pune: Kerala Blasters FC registered their first win of the inaugural Indian Super League, defeating hosts FC Pune City 2-1 in a close contest at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium on Thursday. With the win, Kerala jumped up to the fifth spot in the standings with four points from as...
  • ISL: Borja Fernandez says team raring to go against Mumbai City FC Yesterday

    Kolkata: Chennaiyin FC's thumping 5-1 win against Mumbai City FC would not put Atletico de Kolkata under any extra pressure and their star midfielder Borja Fernandez on Thursday said they would be raring to go for a win when the two teams face in a top of the group ISL...
  • As it happened: FC Pune City vs Kerala Blasters FC, ISL, Match 17 Yesterday

    Having registered their first win at home, FC Pune City are gearing up to take on Kerala Blasters with renewed confidence in the Indian Super League football on Thursday. A day ahead of the game, the Pune franchise got its first official celebrity fan in Bollywood actress Esha Gupta. Following the announcement...
  • ISL: Luis Garcia available for Atletico de Kolkata's away game against Chennaiyin FC Yesterday

    Kolkata: Atletico de Kolkata's star recruit Luis Garcia will be available for their crucial Indian Super League away fixture against Chennaiyin FC, the team management said on Thursday. "He's fully recovered, he's training with us. Yes, he's available for the next match," ATK's fitness coach Miguel Martinez Gonsalez told reporters on...
  • Minimum cost of ticket in IPTL is Rs 3240 Yesterday

    New Delhi: The minimum cost of the three-day ticket to watch top stars, including Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, in action during the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) has been fixed at Rs 3,240 while the most costly ones are available at Rs 49,680. The IPTL matches will be hosted at...
  • ISL: Delhi Dynamos coach rues dropping points in third draw Yesterday

    Expressing concern and disappointment after Delhi Dynamos were held to a draw for the third time in four matches, coach Harm van Veldhoven said they need to improve quickly if they are to finish among the top four sides in the Indian Super League. "We are a bit disappointed with three...
  • ISL: Denied a penalty but I'm happy, says NorthEast United coach Yesterday

    NorthEast United FC boss Ricki Herbert expressed happiness over his team's performance in their 0-0 draw against Delhi Dynamos in the Indian Super League on Wednesday. "I am pleased with the performance of my team. We have continued to progress. We missed certain key players but did everything well tonight [Wednesday]....
  • Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana says Indian Super League is historic Yesterday

    Actor Ayushmann Khurrana is happy with football's renaissance in India and says the young generation will make the game popular in the country. ...
  • Shah Rukh Khan sad for not being able to buy Kolkata ISL soccer team Yesterday

    Kolkata: Disappointed that he could not buy the Kolkata franchisee of the Indian Super League football tournament despite best efforts, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan said he could not bring himself to buying another city. "I will say something which is unfortunate and sad for me. I really very much wanted...
  • Newcastle United ready to give fans something to shout about: Alan Pardew Yesterday

    Newcastle United are finally ready to give their disgruntled fans something to shout about after they shocked holders Manchester City 2-0 to reach the quarter-finals of the League Cup, according to manager Alan Pardew. Much of Newcastle's season has been shrouded with discontentment from fans after they failed to win any...
  • Rio Ferdinand suspended for three games for Twitter comment Yesterday

    Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand has been suspended for three matches and fined 25,000 pounds ($40,030) after he was found guilty of misconduct by the Football Association (FA) for an "abusive" comment he made on Twitter. The 35-year-old was also ordered to attend an education programme as part of the...
  • ISL: FC Pune City gear up for second home game Yesterday

    Pune: Having registered their first win at home, FC Pune City are gearing up to take on Kerala Blasters with renewed confidence in the Indian Super League football here on Thursday. A day ahead of the game, the Pune franchise got its first official celebrity fan in Bollywood actress Esha Gupta. Following...
  • Indian Super League: Fan base critical to clubs' survival and success Yesterday

    When Robin van Persie scored the equalising goal for Manchester United against Chelsea on Sunday evening, I jumped up from my bed in exultation, punching the air and whooping in primal joy. Two days earlier, when Felipe de Castro scored deep into injury time for NorthEast United FC, consigning Mumbai...
  • ISL: Delhi Dynamos held to a goalless draw by NorthEast United FC Yesterday

    Delhi Dynamos and Northeast United remain in the top four of the Indian Super League after both teams played out an entertaining goalless draw at the Jawaharlal Stadium in Delhi. ...
  • ISL: Kashmir flood victims invited to watch Delhi Dynamos match Yesterday

    The Delhi Dynamos players held an interaction with these young footballers from the valley and distributed jerseys and free VIP tickets for the match. ...
  • ISL 2014: Delhi Dynamos held to a goalless draw by NorthEast United FC 2 days ago

    Delhi Dynamos' winning run came to a halt when they were held to a goalless draw at home by NorthEast United FC on Wednesday. Both the sides created opportunities from the word go and looked evenly placed but couldn't really convert the chances. Young NorthEast United FC goalkeeper TP Rehenesh made...